April 2001 APA newsletter

Appalachian Pagan Alliance Newsletter-April 2001
Editress: Ginger Strivelli
In April, the APA had our 2nd annual May Day Celebration. It was a well attended and happy gathering. The May pole dance was a beautiful rite. (Thanks to Kevin McNelly for making the pole!) A lot of the Hickory members, and several others we do not get to see at the regular monthly meetings traveled down.
The APA also received some press coverage in April, when Shana McNelly’s Parents and myself went to her school to ask that a Pagan song be added to her chorus program which contained 6 Christian songs. The schools refused that request, but did take out the two most overtly Christian songs, as a half-hearted compromise. WLOS TV did a report, including interviews with Myself, Nessa McNelly and Shana McNelly. It aired several times on the evening and morning news programs.
Due to ‘creative differences’ I resigned my post as Asheville Coordiantor for Pagan Pride Project, so the APA’s Autumn Gathering will no longer be limited by the strict Pagan Pride rules, and will not be an ‘official Pagan Pride event.’ We are still planning an APA event, details to follow later.

FROM OUR BOOK OF SHADOWS;

SPELL ACCELERATOR
Mix thyme, Dragon’s blood powder, and horehound with the incense you are using for the spell. This will speed up the action of the spell. (Submitted by Carla Smith)
PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
sung by Bob (Bob McGrath) and the Muppets Written by Jeffrey Moss MODIFIED by Diana Cosmic Wolf of the APA

Oh, who are the Pagans in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? Say, who are the Pagans in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day
Oh, the postman always brings the mail Through rain or snow or sleet or hail I'll work and work the whole day through To get your letters safe to you 'Cause a postman Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

Oh, a fireman is brave it's said His engine is a shiny red If there's a fire anywhere about Well, I'll be sure to put it out 'Cause a fireman Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

The baker is the one who makes Your bread and rolls and pies and cakes If you want something sweet to eat, go see The baker in the bakery the baker Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

A teacher works the whole day through To teach important things to you He'll teach you things you won't forget Like numbers and the alphabet the teacher Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

A barber has a great big chair You sit in it, he cuts your hair He'll snip and clip and never rest Until your haircut looks its best the barber Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

The bus driver drives fast or slow To take you where you want to go When you get in and pay your fare She will drive you anywhere The bus driver Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

A dentist cares for all your teeth The top ones and the ones beneath So if you have an aching tooth He'll fix it quick, and that's the truth the Dentist Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

The doctor makes you well real quick If by chance you're feeling sick She works and works the whole day long To help you feel well and strong The doctor Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

The grocer sells the things you eat Like bread and eggs, cheese and meat No matter what you're looking for You'll find it at the grocery store the grocer Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

The shoemaker is always there To take care of the shoes you wear With his hammer, nails, and glue He'll fix your shoes as good as new the Shoemaker Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood > The cleaner is the one who knows How to clean and press your clothes He'll take a jacket, suit, or vest And clean it so you'll look your best the Cleaner Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood
The trash collector works each
day He'll always take your trash away He drives the biggest truck you've seen To keep the city streets all clean the Trash collector Might be the pagan in your neighborhood In your neighborhood He's in your neighborhood

SO who are the Pagans in your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
Well, they're the people that you meet
When you're walking down the street
They're the people that you meet each day!!!!


MERRY MEET THE GODS-D

Diana- Roman Goddess of the Hunt and virginity.

Danu- Celtic Grandmother Goddess

Dagda- Celtic Father God

Dagan- title used for several middle eastern Gods…including Afghanistan’s supreme God, and Babylonian God of Fertility.

Deva and Devi- the generic titles used for Hindu Gods (Deva) and Goddesses (Devi) (Inspite of the common modern use of ‘deva’ to mean a female star.)

Dedwen-African-nubian God of wealth

Demeter- the greek Earth Goddess of life and death

Dionysos- Greek God of Wine, grapes, partys

Durga-Hindu Warrior Goddess

Devera-Roman goddess of Magical brooms

Darago- Philippino Volcano Goddess

Dolya-Russian Goddess of Fate and Good luck

Djanggawul sisters-Australian Pregnant Goddesses of Fertility, the earth and the sun. (Bildjiwuraroju and Miralaidji are their names)

Doda-Serbian Goddess of the rains

Dugnai-Lithuanian Goddess of Yeast

Dulha Deo- Hindu God of bridegrooms

Diancecht- Irish Healer God

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